12-year-old struck by vehicle in Rifle | PostIndependent.com

12-year-old struck by vehicle in Rifle

At 7:15 a.m. a 12-year-old on a bike in Rifle was struck by a vehicle exiting the Interstate 70 East ramp. The child was taken to the hospital. The driver was citied for careless driving resulting in injury. Witnesses said as the car entered the north roundabout, where it struck the child, it was traveling slower than 5 mph. Rifle Police Sgt. Kirk Wilson said besides a leg injury, everything appears to be OK so far.

Rifle police officers were on the scene within two minutes of receiving the 911 call, and the incident caused a significant traffic jam all the way to Highway 6. Colorado State Patrol Hazmat Troopers were the first to arrive, and the Colorado Department of Transportation helped clear the scene. Colorado River Fire and Rescue took the child to Grand River Health Hospital a short time later.

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